"Arlington Heights Artist Battles Rare Disability"
November 13, 2011
"'Like Ellsworth Kelly, Hopkins is a careful observer of the natural world, and uses these observations as a springboard for abstraction,' says Mark Pascale, curator in the department of prints and drawings at The Art Institute of Chicago."
"'We have followed his work for many years, but recently saw a group of drawings in brush and ink, or gouache, of insects that show tremendous refinement,' Pascale says of the work from Hopkins' 'insect' series chosen by the institute."
"'I think a lot of Michael's work deserves to be in museums the quality of the Art Institute,' [artist Ben] Dallas says."
"'One of the things I've always respected about Michael is he doesn't apologize for making art. He is driven. He's not social or political. He's aesthetic. Art is his life.'"